Recommended Reading for Preschoolers: Are You My Mother?

Are you my mother?

Recommended Book: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Are You My Mother? is a story that follows a confused bird as he travels asking everything from cows to steam shovels, “Are you My Mother?” It’s a classic book many kids love, and is perfect for kids under age 6.

Reading Kingdom creator, Dr. Marion Blank explains why.

One of the great things about stories is their ability to open up our hearts to the lives of others in the world—even when those “others” involve just a baby bird. This poor little creature is hatched when his mother is out of the nest and fearless soul that he is, he goes off in search of her. His journey is funny, informative and ultimately successful. This is a wonderful book to read to 3to 5-year-olds. Many 5 and 6-year-olds will be able to read it on their own.

Are You My Mother? sits on the shelf of the Reading Kingdom’s “Best Books for Kids.” See something you would like added to our shelf? Leave us a note and tell us why you think it’s a “best book.”


Marion Blank

Marion Blank

Dr. Marion Blank is a world-renowned psychologist and expert on the development of literacy and language in children as well as the creator of the “Six Skill Integrated Method” for teaching children to read. Prior to creating the Reading Kingdom online literacy program, she created and directed the Light on Literacy Program at Columbia University. She has authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles and books and developed numerous award winning teaching and assessment programs. Dr. Blank is also a recipient of the Upton Sinclair Award which honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to education.
Marion Blank